Acqua di Parisis Essenza Intensa - Arabian Roses

Acqua di Parisis Essenza Intensa - Arabian Roses by Reyane Tradition
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Acqua di Parisis Essenza Intensa - Arabian Roses is a perfume by Reyane Tradition for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is floral-oriental. It is still available to purchase.
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Scent

7.4 | 23 Ratings

Longevity

7.8 | 21 Ratings

Sillage

7.5 | 22 Ratings

Bottle

7.5 | 23 Ratings
Submitted by WiseOwl, last update on 18.02.2021.
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9
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Elysium

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Sinful with Ancient Roses
Grandma's old trunk had stood for years in a dark, dusty corner of the attic. Now it was time to vacate the entire house, and to do so, we had also ventured to this unusual place. It was a crumpled dark green wooden chest covered with golden metal reinforcements along all sides and with a heavy padlock in the center. Who knows what it might contain. Several labels glued with stamps from around the world caught my attention, and a tag tied with a thread to a leather handle was still in excellent condition despite being made of cardboard. The lock was not closed, but two large latches held the lid securely. To my amazement and excitement, I released both latches, first one and then the other. When I lifted the heavy lid, it filled me with a pungent smell of camphor and mothballs. The trunk was full of antique hand-embroidered tablecloths, sheets, blankets, towels of all kinds. All linens have been carefully stored, wrapped in tissue paper sheets. There were little bags of mothballs in each corner and lots of dried rose petals scattered everywhere to confuse and mask the potent smell of insect and moth repellants. I must confess that I adored my grandmother and that pungent perfume that enveloped her warmth in her trunk: mothballs. At 57, I can't get enough of the smell that most people find harmful, so much so that their fumes have become an addiction to me.

But what does all this ancient flavor have to do with Arabian Roses? Well, this perfume was the most sought after piece in the Essenza Intensa collection. When I blindly bought all the other elements a few years ago, only one piece of Arabian Roses was left, and I wasn't so quick to put it in the bin. But I never stopped looking for it until a few days ago when it appeared on the Redzilla.com site along with the new Silk Oud. Both are now in my wardrobe, mission accomplished. Although the oud note in many of them may be a bit synthetic, the scents, on the whole, are decent. All in EDP concentration, they come in a solid cardboard box that opens like a clamshell as if there was a jewel inside — this is an antique pink — the bottle is in solid dark glass and recalls those of Bottega Veneta, with a nice metal cap that closes the bottle firmly. Nothing is missing to confuse this fragrance with a niche one.

That's an excellent presentation for a perfume that can be found around € 20 for a 100ml. But let's see what this precious perfume called Arabian Roses hides. The Reyane Tradition house is not very conducive to making the olfactory components known, so I will reproduce by describing what my nose perceives, trying to get as close as possible. First of all, I am amazed by the beauty of this fragrance. I own many Reyane Tradition perfumes, so I was looking forward to trying that out, and I flew away with this fragrance! It is so profound and frightening. Arabian Roses is the latest of the Intense Essence fragrances. I wore it, and it is a superb mix of rose, saffron, patchouli, oud, and vanilla. What a harmonious blend! It consists of smoky, floral, woody, and amber accords. Upon opening, an explosion of camphor rose petals is immediately heard. There is a strong presence of naphthalene, which leads me to think of the addition of saffron, which is first as a quick introduction and then the mesmerizing dance between the sweet floral rose and the resonant wood and amber. Added in Arabian Roses' opening, it gives a distinct dry and camphor-like touch to a fragrant damask rose so sweet that I wonder if there are no berries added.

The oud's deep metallic atmosphere makes the rose even more mystical, while the amber in the base tilts the entire tone into a warm and comfortable scent. The rose enters forcefully from the opening during its life, with patchouli and oud as a harmonious heart and vanilla in the base that exudes a little more gradually on the dry—a slow melody of violet, saffron, with a hint of pink. Then, an explosion of notes! It conforms to something exceptional. The rose seems to float between gorgeous patchouli and oud. The oud in this is very soft, nothing edgy or animal in this beauty. Oud, on the other hand, is lovely and syrupy. The addition of vanilla gives the fragrance a soft and creamy element.

Longevity is excellent, while sillage remains moderate. Saffron, a sweet rose, and patchouli - I take them in that order to form a delicious blend. There is a hint of amber and vanilla spices in the base without making it powdery or gourmand. A nice little creamy vanilla is present most of the time. Not many notes, but high quality and well blended. Decent silage and projection and three hours of longevity on my skin. Early spring or fall would be fine. I would wear it in the evening just because it has a syrupy texture and leaves a relatively thick but beautiful trail in the air, with that incensed and camphor-like touch of its own. It is a genuinely romantic scent that will be highly appreciated on date nights and intimate encounters.

This review bases upon a 100ml (3.4 fl. oz) bottle I own since January 2021.

-Elysium

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ElysiumElysium 3 months ago
9
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
The best of the whole Essenza Intensa collection. My first impression was of a very fresh camphor rose mixed with saffron. Pure joy!

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